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I would like to have tap and dies so I can make rods for Yamaha saxes. Currently I have yas-21, yas-23, yts-23 I am overhauling. Does anyone know which dies would be appropriate? Thanks.;)
 

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I may end up doing that. But I can make rods quickly and easily (I have all the tools and drill rods). Also I'm not a Yamaha dealer so would have to go to another shop which is a ways away. I think I should probably get a thread gauge.
 

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Thanks! That was going to be my guess 2.3-.4 or 2-.4. Anyway I will look into purchasing from Yamaha.
 

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You will probably have to buy a set for the whole instrument. Just make them :)
 

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You can order them individually.
Unless the customer is in a "rush", I always order them - I'm lucky I suppose - if what I am after from Yamaha is in stock, it usually takes 1 or 2 days to deliver.
I agree with Gordon, but that's for me. I think it depends on the situation of the repairer. For some ordering is easier and maybe cheaper, for some making is much easier and cheaper. Depending on how many you need, for what brands and what sizes you need, how easy (and expensive) it is to order, etc.

Jerry - what about those who are not in "states"? Can I order from Yamaha without any license (I assume Yamaha Japan)? I can probably get a document from the store, but the problem is (afaik) a different store has an exclusive distribution contract with Yamaha.... I'm wondering if that includes woodwind repacement parts. I'll email Yamaha about it!
 

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Jerry - what about those who are not in "states"? Can I order from Yamaha without any license (I assume Yamaha Japan)? I can probably get a document from the store, but the problem is (afaik) a different store has an exclusive distribution contract with Yamaha.... I'm wondering if that includes woodwind repacement parts. I'll email Yamaha about it!
Nitai,

I'm not a Yamaha "instrument" dealer and I have no problems ordering any accessories or replacement parts for brass, woodwind, or percussion instruments. I'm not sure what Yamaha's policy is for those who live abroad.
 

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For me, they come in sets,
I am likely to have to pay for a special air shipment in a LARGE carton from Japan.
They are likely to visit Australia on the way here.
Arrival is likely to take weeks.

If a Yamaha item is not already in stock here, and now most aren't, then the price can be horrendous, just for the shipping.

That's why I've got well equipped for making stuff. About the only spares I carry are pads and pivot screws - a wide variety of brands, because they are less economical to make.

When you guys do a special order of a single small part like this, do you charge a realistic price for all the order processing, returns of wrong parts sent, etc, etc. For me, it is often quicker to make something that the time spent acquiring it, even for parts locally stocked.

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When I order stuff from Yamaha direct it is considerably cheaper than buying from the like of windcraft eg a tuning slide for a cornet from yamaha would be £9 from windcraft it is £19!

I do charge a reasonable and realistic price for the parts which mean I am paid for my time and the customer gets a good deal too.

As for wrong parts I rarely make a mistake on ordering as Yamaha send out a CD rom with assembly drawings of all their instruments and cases etc each part has a stores number.

I do agree that it is often quicker to make something than the time spent acquiring it.
 
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